KARACHI: A sessions court on Monday sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for subjecting his teenage daughter to a sexual assault.
Saeed Ahmed Khan was found guilty of raping his 17-year-old daughter at their house in Gulistan-i-Jauhar in 2012.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (east) Inam Ali Kalhoro pronounced his verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and concluding arguments from both sides.
The judge ruled that the case stood proved against the accused beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 and in case of default the convict would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
The prosecution said that the victim approached the police on May 26, 2012 stating that her father had subjected her to rape around four years ago. Thereafter, he used to sexually abuse the victim whenever he found her alone at home, it added.
A case was registered against the accused under Section 376 (punishment for rape) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of the victim at the Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station.
The accused, who was out on bail, was taken into custody following the pronouncement of the verdict and remanded in prison along with a conviction warrant to serve out the sentence.